The LikeMinded online platform is ready for funding and testing in pilot cities in the U.S. in 2014-2015.
Our platform stems from conversations with hundreds of local leaders and residents around what would help them be more effective at taking charge and getting things done in their communities and neighborhoods. The features and functionality of LikeMinded are being built to address these expressed needs and leverage proven collaboration and crowd sourcing technologies. The platform will help in the creation and distribution of compelling stories about community betterment projects, the attraction of funding and volunteers, and the acceleration of collaboration among all community stakeholders.
LikeMinded enables compelling digital storytelling that engages and mobilizes the community.
Online video has become one of the most effective ways to share stories. Easy-to-use technologies have evolved to enable the creation of compelling, engaging and entertaining videos. LikeMinded is leveraging this technology with advice and learnings from some of the world's greatest storytellers so that civic leaders can communicate more effectively.
Organized by city, local leaders and residents can create, collaborate on, post, socialize, amplify, engage others, fund, and track the results of community-benefit projects and initiatives worthy of public engagement and investment. Business, government, civic, nonprofit, and philanthropy leaders can work across sectors and with residents to align resources and efforts for systemic change and collective impact. Brief, compelling stories in simple formats bring an understanding to the challenge, engage others, and stimulate broad crowd funding.
LikeMinded's extensive network of leaders and community organizations provides access to millions.
Even the best of stories are nothing without an audience. LikeMinded has already partnered with organizations, such as ICMA and Public Allies, to reach millions. This level of awareness will lead to greater engagement, funding, voluntarism, and civic transparency.
Leading community-benefit efforts across industry silos requires new tools, skills, and ways of working. Learning from curated stories, blogs, white papers, articles, books, and other resources can help local leaders, social entrepreneurs, and residents better understand the issues at hand and how best to move a community forward. While LikeMinded is all about local – projects, initiatives, and competitions and their results over time are captured and archived for others to see and learn from worldwide. Knowing who's involved in local efforts also encourages leaders to connect with one another.